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Join the Birthright Tribe

The Birthright AFRICA Scholar Journey

Eligibility & Registration

Eligibility & Registration

  • A United States Citizen
  • Between the ages of 13 – 30
  • Identifies as a Black/African descent
  • Have not traveled to an African nation after the age of 12
  • Follow on Instagram & TikTok @birthrightafrica
  • Register as a Birthright AFRICA Scholar
  • Sign up to join the Birthright Scholar Tribe

Submit Scholar Registration Form

Pre-Travel Virtual Program

Pre-Travel Virtual Program

The Pre-Travel Virtual Program consists of Birthright virtual events, self-guided exploration activities and opportunities to connect with registered scholars across the diaspora. Kickstart your exploration of Black/African culture & innovation prior to referral to a traveling Education Partner.

Start Your Virtual Exploration

Referral to Apply for Travel

Referral to Apply for Travel

Travel programs are resuming. Birthright AFRICA is working with current and new Education Partners to build out travel programs for Birthright AFRICA Scholars to be referred to in order to apply.

 

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Eligibility & Registration

Eligibility & Registration

  • Between the ages of 13 – 30 of Black/African descent a U.S. citizen
  • Have not traveled to an African nation after the age of 12
  • Follow on Instagram & TikTok @birthrightafrica
  • Register as a Birthright AFRICA Scholar
  • Sign up to join the Birthright Scholar Tribe on Guzo

Submit Scholar Registration Form

Referral to Apply for Travel

Referral to Apply for Travel

Travel programs are resuming. Birthright AFRICA is working with current and new Education Partners to build out travel programs for Birthright AFRICA Scholars to be referred to in order to apply.

 

Learn More

Pre-Travel Virtual Program

Pre-Travel Virtual Program

The Pre-Travel Virtual Program consists of Birthright virtual events, self-guided exploration activities and opportunities to connect with registered scholars across the diaspora. Kickstart your exploration of Black/African culture & innovation prior to referral to a traveling Education Partner.

Start Your Virtual Exploration

FAQs

  • Review eligibility and register as a Scholar with Birthright AFRICA
  • Start Pre-Travel Virtual Program
  • Receive referral to apply to a Birthright program with an Education Partner

To register as a Birthright Scholar, review eligibility requirements and complete the registration form

The Pre-Travel Virtual Program consists of Birthright virtual events, self-driven virtual exploration and opportunities to connect with Registered Scholars across the diaspora. Kickstart your exploration of Black/African culture & innovation in order to be referred to travel with a Birthright program through one of our Education Partners.

Birthright AFRICA refers eligible Registered Scholars to apply to travel with a Birthright program through an Education Partner in their geographic area. Participation in the Pre-Travel Virtual Program signals a Registered Scholar's readiness to be referred to apply to travel when an Education Partner is selecting Scholars for an upcoming Birthright cohort.

I am committed now more to myself than I have ever been….. After the trip, I am more affirmed that all things were possible with hard work and dedication.

Tredesha Howard

2017 CUNY Birthright Alumna

I have learned to love myself more as an African American and to take pride in where I come from. I will implement what I have learned from the Birthright AFRICA program into my career goals by using the confidence to speak up, seek help, and aspire to do and say what I dream of doing.

Mikel Haye

2018 CUNY Birthright Alumni

Growing up I was definitely very proud of my African roots but I think the Birthright AFRICA program has certainly played a major role in enhancing that awareness. I am now entertaining the idea of moving to the continent once I graduate college.

Peteso Barlee

2018 CUNY Birthright Alumna

I have far more pride in my African heritage.

Elijah Mogoli

2019 GrowHouse Birthright Alumni

I loved the weather, the natural foods, the people, the fashion--it was beautiful. I have also had my views on returning to Africa demystified. Africa has awakened in me. My sense of belonging somewhere is real and has been realized.

Shanell Naylor

2019 GrowHouse Birthright Alumna

What I discovered about myself is all I wanted was to find my place amongst Africa. As an African-American we are convinced there is no place of belonging or welcome, and worst, that no one is interested. I didn't know the depth of my longing to be among my people, and how sick America can make you without such ties to your Homeland.

Christyn Harris-Harrell

2019 Urban Sankofa Project Birthright Alumna

I want to play a significant role in the development and unification of the continent. After seeing and experiencing what I did, a new sense of purpose developed within me. I now have a specific cause to dedicate my efforts to on a grand scale.

Kareem Williams

2019 GrowHouse Birthright Alumni

I love Africa, more than I ever thought I would.

Anthony Castro

2019 Urban Sankofa Project Birthright Alumni